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A La Carte (May 28)


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books so far.

Eating Out With Your Kids When Hell is Real

“Recently, the New York Times ran a piece on a famous pastor’s son who is now a vocal ex-vangelical and a rising Tiktok star. Many have commented on the story and it’s not my intention here to weigh in on this tragic situation. God is sovereign and I pray that this man will one day have his eyes truly opened, and not remain in the sad ranks of those who achieved fame by publicly maligning the faith their fathers preached. But there was one comment of his quoted in the article that I have been chewing on.”

An Awesome Display

“In southern Indiana right now we are witnessing one of the greatest biological events known to humans. Trillions of periodic cicadas are coming to the surface and crawling out of their subterranean homes where they have been living for 17 years. Brood X is the largest group of 17-year periodic cicadas and they can emerge at a density as high as 1.4 million per acre of land.” And, in their own way, these little critters are proclaiming the glory of God.

Get $5 Off RMC21 With Promo Code “CHALLIES”

Mark Dever and John Piper will be guest speakers at the Radius Missiology Conference this year. Breakout panels on Bible Translation, the Family in Missions, Biblically Faithful Contextualization, and more. Get $5 off the in-person tickets with code CHALLIES. (Sponsored Link)

Wheaton’s New Jim Elliot Plaque Does More Than Remove ‘Savage’

You probably heard that Wheaton College decided to rewrite a plaque that referred to the Waorani as “savage indians.” CT reports on what they replaced it with. In my view, they did really well with it.

Why Did So Many Victorians Try to Speak with the Dead?

I found this a fascinating look at why so many people in the Victorian era tried to speak with the dead.

Why Our Church Will Unplug from Streaming

TGC has a pair of articles dealing with live-streaming after the pandemic. One article defends unplugging the livestream while the other defends keeping it going.

Embarrassed By the Gospel

Carl Trueman: “One of the most striking features of the contemporary Christian scene is embarrassment. Many of the leading traditional institutions of the faith seem embarrassed by the gospel.”

Flashback: Timeless Cautions For Your Day-to-Day Work

You may be tempted to waste your days wishing that your life was better, but you need to acknowledge the sovereignty of God and his calling upon you to succeed and excel right where you are.

Want to be like Jesus? Focus less on being like him and more on being with him. His attributes must be caught before they can be imitated.

—Scott Sauls

  • Trusting Jesus in The Public Square 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Parents have a biblical responsibility to protect their children not only from physical harm but also from spiritual harm. It is entirely appropriate and right for a parent to wrestle with whether they want to allow their child to continue to have a friendship with a…

  • that First Sports Bet

    Young Man, Don’t Even Make that First Sports Bet

    It’s impossible to avoid the advertising and impossible to miss the claims. Sports are great, they say, but do you know what makes them even better? Adding a little wager. Sports are exciting, they say, but even more exciting when you’ve got a bit of money riding on them. So why not enjoy them all…

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    A La Carte (June 10)

    A La Carte: Feminism’s patriarchs / Thank you, parents, for your Sunday faithfulness / Godly sorrow vs worldly sorrow / Being transformed from the inside out / What if everyone at your church was like you? / The gift and skill of praise in lament / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Not a Life of Ease

    It’s Not a Life of Ease

    You can’t read the New Testament and fail to understand that the Christian life was never meant to be a life of ease. Each of us will encounter adversity and adversaries, and each of us will have to wage war against our fearsome foes— the world, the flesh, and the devil. Then, each of us…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 8)

    A La Carte: Fighting for faith when doubts abound / The incredible blessing of my father’s final months / Why you can’t let yourself feel content / The means of doing much good / Bible translations are for people / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (TWR)

    This giveaway is sponsored by TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, whose mission is to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced. TWR is looking for engineering, IT, maintenance and finance specialists to help us tell the story to God’s glory. Explore these and other opportunities here. …